Fan Art Fridays: RIP Prince

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The world lost a legend on Thursday.

Prince, 57, was found dead in an elevator at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota on Thursday morning. The autopsy to determine his cause of death was done today, and the medical examiner’s office stated that they will release the full results when all exams are complete.

In light of this, I dedicate this week’s Fan Art Fridays to Prince. I chose this wonderful painting of the late musician by Oliana Afano Art (aka 365GreyMatters), inspired by Purple Rain. It definitely does him justice.

View the original fan art here, and enjoy one of my Prince faves, “Kiss,” below.

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Gallery Mondays: Jessica Calderwood’s ‘Pressed’

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Did you get to press your lips against someone’s fuzzy face for Valentine’s Day yesterday? I hope you did!

I saved this piece of art I found at R|R Gallery in the West Village of NYC called Pressed specifically for the day after Valentine’s Day because, well, you know, it’s so cheese. And squish. And warm. And fuzzy. 

The artwork was part of an exhibit called Flora and Flesh by Jessica Calderwood, which I got to see on it’s opening night, January 21st. The piece was created using enamel on metal. I’d love to have been there to watch Calderwood make these, because they look super difficult yet so fascinating.

I really like the anonymity of the artwork because it’s easy to just imagine yourself or a couple you know as the faces hidden in fuzzy pom poms. Since the arms that are visible look like newspaper print black and white, there’s no exclusion when it comes to race either.

It kind of reminds me of the face in a hole images, except way fancier.

See more of Calderwood’s work at www.jessicacalderwood.com.

Celebrity Dating Profiles

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Ever wonder what it would be like if our favorite celebrities were normal people like us, with profiles on dating sites?

I can’t fathom a celebrity looking for love online, but Buzzfeed could! Check out their version of celebrity profiles here!

Since I loved the idea of this so much, I decided to write some for today’s post.

Behold—I present to you, “Celebrity Dating Profiles: The Whisper Box Edition.”

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Bradley Cooper
38 / M / Straight / Single / Los Angeles, California

About me: I have a weird fetish for getting roped up in sticky situations. My dogs are my best friends. I love weddings. Just make sure no one ruins that occasion for me. Please.

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I clean up nice.

On a Friday night I am: Drinking a bottle of Jack with my buddies at the bar.

Biggest Achievement: Being the best man at my best friend’s wedding.

Catch phrase: Baby, I’m limitless.

 

 

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Florence Welch
27 / F / Straight / Single / Camberwell, London

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You’ll never know what a fool I’ve been.

About me: Lover of tragic romance. My love has concrete feet. Love me or leave me where I stand.

On a Friday night I am: Living on such sweet nothing.

Biggest achievement: Kissing a guy with my fist. He’s fine, don’t worry!

Catch phrase: The kindest of kisses break the hardest of hearts.

 

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Keira Knightley
28 / F/ Curious / Single / Teddington, London

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Lips.

About me: I have the worst luck sometimes, but I make the best if it. I love Jane Austen. Sailing is one of my hobbies. Nothing but Chanel No. 5 is allowed to touch my bare neck.

On a Friday night I am: Spinstering it up with my Jane Austen book collection.

Biggest achievement: Finishing Pride and Prejudice in less than 8 hours. I have a lot of time on my hands.

Catch phrase: Peace, love, and Coco Chanel.

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Ezra Koenig
29 / M / Straight / Single / New York, New York

About me: Columbia literature grad. I love medieval culture. I’ll read you Dante’s Inferno or Thomas Aquinas any night.

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I have friends, I promise.

On a Friday night I am: Writing poetry in my NYC loft.

Biggest achievement: Writing an allegorical poem at 1am titled “Ottoman.”

Catch phrase: Ride on time.

 

 

Any of you a match for these lovely singletons?

Hope you enjoyed my version of celebrity online dating profiles! I had a blast writing it!